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The late Fred Rogers told a story to help kids through terrible times. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,” Mr. Rogers said, “my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You can always find people who are helping.’”

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Early voting started Monday, which was also Valentine’s Day and the anniversary of the 2021 polar vortex that caused blackouts that killed more than 200 Texans and possibly as many as 700. Voters have a lot of things to consider when they go vote this year. This list is incomplete, but it’s …

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2021 was the second year of the pandemic. The Texas Legislature met in regular session, as usual, but then followed that session with three special sessions on issues that had to be done (redistricting) and on issues lawmakers didn’t address during that 140-day regular session. The issue of …

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The 2018 race for U.S. Senate was all about the incumbent, Ted Cruz. That year’s breakout star was Beto O’Rourke, then an El Paso congressman making his first statewide race. And in that referendum on Ted Cruz, Ted Cruz came close to losing.

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School starts in August, just as what could have been a return to normal has become the resurrection of the pandemic in the new guise of the delta variant.

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The Texas Legislature has gone home, and Gov. Greg Abbott — who’ll be seeking reelection next year — has returned to the top concern of the state’s Republican voters: immigration and border security.